Boy shot inside South Side residence, hospitalized in good condition

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO A 3-year-old boy was shot inside a residence in the city’s Calumet Heights community area Saturday morning and is hospitalized in good condition, according to police.

Police said the boy was inside a residence in the 9300 block of South Escanaba Avenue at approximately 10:45 a.m. when he sustained a gunshot wound to the back.

The boy was taken to Trinity Hospital and later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Police told WGN News it is believed the shooting was accidental. The are investigating the shooting as “an accidental discharge of a gun by someone else in the home.”

No one is in custody.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

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